Staff Spotlight


2018 CIO Ones to Watch Award

  • Judith Lewis, Ph.D., Senior Information Technology Manager

SIGUCCS 2017 Best of Category Awards

SIGUCCS 2016 Best of Category Awards

  • Best Use of Social Media: With a combined 17,000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the Division of IT has the highest social reach of any IT organization in higher education.


HDI Conference & Expo - April, 2018

Jon Griffey and Matt Lacy will present, Texas A&M University's Sprint Towards Continual Service Improvement, a case study on how the Service Desk has made improvements over the last 2+ years. This presentation will focus on the Help Desk Central renovation, efforts to improve Incident Management and other ITSM related efforts, implementation of metrics and analytics, Workforce Management within the Service Desk, and a forecast of the next 9-12 months with knowledge centered service.

Texas A&M University Group Leadership Forum- April, 2017

Joshua Kissee presented, It's All About Relationships: Partnering with Clients to Shape the Future, an annual presentation exploring business relationship management principles and the user value hierarchy.

Tech Summit 2017

Texas A&M Information Technology employees shared their knowledge at Tech Summit 2017. The following individuals presented at the annual conference:

  • Robert Cheyne – Real-Life Process Improvement
  • Robert Cheyne, Melanie Iden and Kevin Richard – Using ServiceNow for Change Management and Contract Administration
  • Dee Childs – What's Next: Futurecasting with IT Leaders
  • Puneet Gaddam and Dawn Watkins – Web Accessibility Testing Tools
  • Cynthia Kauder – Compliance 411: Roadmap to an Accessibility Plan
  • Joshua Kissee – Strategic Planning for an IT Service
  • Judith Lewis – Business Process Efficiency Case Studies Using the Laserfiche Shared Service
  • Steven Manning – Incident Response with Memory Forensics
  • Michael Pace – Project Management Essentials: Skills for Success & Project Scheduling 101
  • Jeffrey Phillips – Texas A&M IT Solutions & Support - We're Here to Help
  • Xavier Porter – {U}X, Not {Me}X: Putting People Back into the Experience


Bridging the Gap Between Students and Security: 7 Steps to Creating a Successful Cybersecurity Campaign

Authors Allison Oslund and Morgan Hampton showcase the strategy behind creating engaging cybersecurity awareness campaigns in this blog published in the EDUCAUSE Review.


Dee Childs

CIO Dee Childs serves on the InCommon Steering Committee for Internet2, a not-for-profit, technology community that provides a collaborative environment for education organizations to solve shared technology challenges.

Susan Edmisson

For 2016-2017, Susan Edmisson served as the Chair of the University Staff Council, which represents the interests of staff at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University – Galveston, Texas A&M University – Qatar, and Texas A&M University Law School. For 2017-2018, she serves as Chair of two University Staff Council committees: Staff Emergency Fund and Professional Development.

Tom Golson

Tech Summit 2017 Track Chair: General Technology & Security Track Chair

Joshua Kissee

Tech Summit 2017 Track Chair: TAMUS Shared Services Track Chair. Educause IT Strategic Planning Constituent Group Leader, 2018-2021.

Walt Magnussen

Has been appointed to the FCC advisory group, the Communications Interoperability, Security and Reliability Council.

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